The MCAT Podcast

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The best MCAT prep advice to help you maximize your score to get you into the school of your dreams.

New episodes of The MCAT Podcast are released every Wednesday. To make sure you don't miss an episode, subscribe for free using the links below and get the show on your device automatically each week!


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Strategies to Conquer Tricky MCAT Questions

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 343 Today, we share test-taking strategies for the MCAT, focusing on how to approach questions that initially seem confusing or difficult. Learn tips on...
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How to Deep Dive Into Self Assessment

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 342 This time, let’s discuss how students can identify their strengths and weaknesses on the MCAT through self-reflection and reviewing their full-length practice exams....
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What You Need In Your Ultimate Test Day Go Bag

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 341 This week, we discuss test day prep and minimizing stress for the MCAT exam. We give you advice on what to bring and...
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Figuring out how ADCOMS feel about your MCAT Score

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 340 The importance of MCAT scores in medical school admissions cannot be understated. But a high score is not necessarily required to gain acceptance...
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About the Show

A collaboration between the Medical School Headquarters and Blueprint Prep, The MCAT Podcast is here to make sure you have the information you need to succeed on your MCAT test day. We all know that the MCAT is one of the biggest hurdles on your journey to becoming a physician. Listening to this podcast will give you the motivation and information that you need to know to help you get the score you deserve so you can one day call yourself a physician.


Dr. Ryan Gray

Dr. Ryan Gray is a former United States Air Force Flight Surgeon who found a passion for helping premed students on their journey to medical school. Best known for his podcasts, which have been downloaded over 3,000,000 times, Dr. Gray has interviewed numerous admissions committee members and deans of admissions for medical schools.

Through The Premed Years podcast and the Medical School Headquarters sites, Dr. Gray has helped thousands of students gain the confidence they require to successfully navigate the premed path.

Dr. Gray lives outside of Boulder, CO, with his wife Allison, who is a neurologist, and their daughter Hannah. Dr. Gray is also a Clinical Instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.



What People Are Saying

"A Crucial MCAT Prep Resource, I honestly don’t know if I could have done nearly as well on the MCAT without the insight this podcast gave me. Great resource for better understanding the reasoning that goes into answering MCAT questions. Dr. Gray really puts himself in the shoes of an MCAT test-taker and makes it feel less disappointing to get practice questions wrong. If I could give this 6 stars, I would. My only regret is not having listened sooner."

- BigChute

"The most comforting thing to listen to while preparing. I’m getting ready to retake the MCAT and I really wish I would’ve learned about this podcast earlier because not only have I learned fantastic tips and reasonings to look for on questions, I also just feel more confident in my content knowledge than I did the first time preparing. If someone wasn’t listening to this podcast, Ive recommended it to them by now because it has just helped me feel immensely more prepared even in the beginning stages of my studies. I have no doubt I’ll be ready by May and this podcast has really helped to boost my content confidence overall."

- Tina Gries

"Great for in between times!!! Love this podcast!!! I drive to school and it is really easy to listen to this podcast while doing that and other things. I really like that they give you time to think about the answer and talk through all the choices. It makes you feel as though you’re not wasting time in commuting or getting food prepared etc. — things that take up so much of the day."

- medschoolhopeful

"12-point increase! This podcast was a huge help during my summer studying. I know Dr. Gray’s podcast was a huge factor in my 12 point score increase along with many practice tests and my SMP courses. I mainly used the ‘discrete question’ episodes while driving to campus, but there are many helpful tips on test preparation and passage approach. Thank you Dr. Gray for developing such a helpful tool, and I’m really enjoying exploring some of your other podcasts such as Specialty Stories!"

- PropofolNap95

"Better Than MCAT Prep Course. This podcast is so helpful! I actually love how Ryan goes though every question and attempts to answer them even if he doesn’t truly know the answer. Hearing how he would approach the question and how he reasons it out will be very helpful for me during my MCAT. I am currently enrolled in the Kaplan MCAT in person course and this podcast has honestly been more useful to me! I highly recommend! I have learned so much!"

- Idontdoreviews1668